India tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 6-10, 1948
Australia won by an innings and 177 runs
6,7,9,10 February 1948 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SG Barnes run out 33 43 58 3 0 56.89
WA Brown run out 99 205 216 8 0 45.83
DG Bradman* retired hurt 57 83 97 4 0 58.76
KR Miller c †Sen b Phadkar 14 44 54 1 0 25.92
RN Harvey c †Sen b Mankad 153 250 251 12 0 60.95
SJE Loxton c †Sen b Amarnath 80 129 155 6 0 51.61
RR Lindwall c Phadkar b Mankad 35 51 47 2 0 74.46
D Tallon c †Sen b Sarwate 37 55 53 3 0 69.81
LJ Johnson not out 25 62 51 1 0 49.01
DT Ring c Kishenchand b Hazare 11 18 26 0 0 42.30
WA Johnston not out 23 22 15 2 0 153.33
Extras (b 4, lb 4) 8
  Total (8 wickets dec; 128 overs; 492 mins) 575 (3.36 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DG Phadkar 9 0 58 1 4.83
  L Amarnath 23 1 79 1 2.57
  CR Rangachari 17 1 97 0 4.27
  VS Hazare 14 1 63 1 3.37
  MH Mankad 33 2 107 2 2.43
  CT Sarwate 18 1 82 1 3.41
  CS Nayudu 13 0 77 0 4.44
  HR Adhikari 1 0 4 0 3.00
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MH Mankad c †Tallon b Loxton 111 301 309 6 0 35.92
CT Sarwate b Lindwall 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
HR Adhikari c †Tallon b Loxton 38 179 202 1 0 18.81
VS Hazare lbw b Lindwall 74 176 179 7 0 41.34
L Amarnath* c Barnes b Ring 12 21 26 1 0 46.15
DG Phadkar not out 56 152 168 5 0 33.33
Gul Mohammad c Lindwall b Johnson 1 8 8 0 0 12.50
G Kishenchand b Ring 14 36 36 2 0 38.88
CS Nayudu c Bradman b Ring 2 3 6 0 0 33.33
PK Sen b Johnson 13 50 40 2 0 32.50
CR Rangachari b Johnson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 2, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 123 overs; 478 mins) 331 (2.01 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  RR Lindwall 25 5 66 2 1.98 (1nb)
  LJ Johnson 30 8 66 3 1.65
  SJE Loxton 19 1 61 2 2.40 (1nb)
  WA Johnston 8 4 14 0 1.31
  DT Ring 36 8 103 3 2.14
  KR Miller 3 0 10 0 2.50
  SG Barnes 2 1 1 0 0.37
  India 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
MH Mankad c †Tallon b Lindwall 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
CT Sarwate lbw b Johnston 10 38 34 1 0 29.41
HR Adhikari c Bradman b Loxton 17 42 44 1 0 38.63
VS Hazare c & b Johnson 10 38 41 1 0 24.39
DG Phadkar lbw b Johnston 0 11 22 0 0 0.00
L Amarnath* c Johnson b Ring 8 23 9 1 0 88.88
Gul Mohammad c Barnes b Ring 4 15 10 0 0 40.00
G Kishenchand c Barnes b Johnson 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
CS Nayudu c Brown b Ring 0 14 13 0 0 0.00
PK Sen b Johnson 10 13 14 2 0 71.42
CR Rangachari not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 6, lb 1, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 24.2 overs; 110 mins) 67 (2.07 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  RR Lindwall 3 0 9 1 2.25
  LJ Johnson 5.2 2 8 3 1.14 (1nb)
  SJE Loxton 4 1 10 1 1.87
  WA Johnston 7 0 15 2 1.60
  DT Ring 5 1 17 3 2.55

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 4-0
Test debuts - LJ Johnson, SJE Loxton and DT Ring (Australia)
Umpires - AN Barlow and GS Cooper
Close of play
  • Fri, 6 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 336/3 (RN Harvey 78*, SJE Loxton 48*)
  • Sat, 7 Feb - day 2 - India 1st innings 43/1 (MH Mankad 30*, HR Adhikari 10*)
  • Sun, 8 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 9 Feb - day 3 - India 1st innings 251/4 (VS Hazare 72*, DG Phadkar 8*)
  • Tue, 10 Feb - day 4 - India 2nd innings 67 (24.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • DG Bradman retired hurt at 140/1
 
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